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11 Feb 2020

TIMBERLAND cuts down TIMBERZ

In a victory for international outdoors clothing company Timberland, the Patent and Market Court has found that there was a likelihood of confusion between the mark TIMBERZ and the earlier mark TIMBERLAND for clothing. Read more

7 Nov 2019

Patent and Market Court confirms likelihood of confusion between JOHN WHITE and JTI's JOHN SILVER for cigarettes

The Swedish Patent and Market Court has upheld a decision of the Patent and Registration Office finding that there was a likelihood of confusion between Diamond Quest’s JOHN WHITE mark and JTI’s earlier JOHN SILVER marks for cigarettes. Read more

23 Sep 2019

Procedures and strategies for pharmaceutical brands: Sweden

Unlike the EU Intellectual Property Office, the Swedish Patent and Registration Office will examine applications on both absolute and relative grounds. Read more

7 Jun 2019

HALLOUMI - a cheesy trademark dilemma

Two opposition procedures filed by the Foundation for the Protection of the Traditional Cheese of Cyprus, which owns the collective mark HALLOUMI, have had different outcomes before the Swedish Patent and Trademark Office.   Read more

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Anti-counterfeiting

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1 Feb 2019

Super Bowl fakes crackdown, Burger King trolls McDonald’s trademark loss, and Monaco joins TMview: news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at how Africa lacks anti-counterfeiting tools, how a growing proportion of companies are affected by infringement, Bulgaria bolstering its digital trademark offering, and much more. Read more

9 Nov 2018

Sweden to modernise trademark rules, new USPTO deputy director, and Benelux fee changes: news round-up

In our latest round-up, we look at a study showing the scale of illicit alcohol, a Counterfeit Mini ad being lauded, luxury brands' increasing use of sound design in their products, and much more. Read more

20 Feb 2018

Sweden considering prison for infringers, EUIPO switches banks and cops brandishing fake firearms: news round-up

In our latest round-up, we look the Qatari government continuing its counterfeit crackdown, a cheese stand-off between the EU and Mexico, and much more. Read more

Enforcement and litigation

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11 Feb 2020

TIMBERLAND cuts down TIMBERZ

In a victory for international outdoors clothing company Timberland, the Patent and Market Court has found that there was a likelihood of confusion between the mark TIMBERZ and the earlier mark TIMBERLAND for clothing. Read more

7 Nov 2019

Patent and Market Court confirms likelihood of confusion between JOHN WHITE and JTI's JOHN SILVER for cigarettes

The Swedish Patent and Market Court has upheld a decision of the Patent and Registration Office finding that there was a likelihood of confusion between Diamond Quest’s JOHN WHITE mark and JTI’s earlier JOHN SILVER marks for cigarettes. Read more

23 Sep 2019

Procedures and strategies for pharmaceutical brands: Sweden

Unlike the EU Intellectual Property Office, the Swedish Patent and Registration Office will examine applications on both absolute and relative grounds. Read more

7 Jun 2019

HALLOUMI - a cheesy trademark dilemma

Two opposition procedures filed by the Foundation for the Protection of the Traditional Cheese of Cyprus, which owns the collective mark HALLOUMI, have had different outcomes before the Swedish Patent and Trademark Office.   Read more

Portfolio management

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18 Feb 2019

Is Sweden aligning itself with EU approach to black-and-white trademarks?

Sweden is one of the few European countries where a black-and-white mark is regarded as covering all colours. However, in a recent case involving two figurative marks, the Patent and Market Court has held that the scope of protection of the earlier mark was limited to its black-and-white representation. Read more

11 Dec 2017

Protecting and enforcing design rights: Sweden

In Sweden, exclusive rights to designs can be established by filing an application for: a Swedish national design registration; a registered Community design; or an international application to register a design through the Hague System, designating the European Community. Read more

Trademark law

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8 Jan 2019

Sweden allows hologram marks, plain packaging design gets thumbs up, and Dyson fakes seized: news digest

In our latest news digest, we look at the US Supreme Court confirming that it will rule on scandalous trademarks, a retailer called Pooey Puitton going up against Louis Vuitton, IP Australia joining TMclass, and much more. Read more

19 Dec 2018

An anniversary, a reshuffle and an EU directive: evolution and change in Sweden

Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the relocation of the design and trademark department, the Swedish Patent and Registration Office looks back on a busy year. Read more

11 Sep 2018

More #MeToo trademark applications, USPTO scandalous marks fight, and FIFA thanks Rospatent for World Cup help: news round-up

In our latest round-up, we look at more trademark applications related to the #MeToo movement, the Swedish IP Office warning against fake election posters, a US court having its say on trademark bullying, and much more. Read more

10 Sep 2018

Trademark procedures and strategies: Sweden

Any natural person or legal entity can apply for a mark and representatives do not require a power of attorney before filing. Anything that can be graphically represented is eligible for trademark protection. Read more

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